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Notes From The Past Episode 7




"Recreation". Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society presents an overview of the history of recreation in Rutland. This includes the development of music and sports in Rutland's history. A number of buildings were built and primarily used for entertainment purposes. Rutland soon became the county center for entertainment from many traveling entertainers and later a center for movie theaters. The organization of a Rutland Bicycle Club in the 1880s stimulated great interest in the high-wheel bicycle. Roller skating and dancing also provided physical activity for both men and women. Through the years recreation interests and structures have changed greatly. Today's recreation has less physical activity, with much of today's recreation and entertainment found through an electronic device.


Run time 30 minutes 6 seconds
Producer Rutland Historical Society
Audio/Visual sound, color

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